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I’ll decline


A Pulitzer-winning reporter is writing an in-depth piece – about you. What are the three questions you really hope she doesn’t ask you?

First, no Pulitzer winner will waste her precious time interviewing me, so I’m in no danger.

Second, if such a thing happened, the interviewer, being a seasoned journalist will come perfectly documented about my life, and since I have nothing to hide surely will know in advance more or less the answers she can obtain.  I’m a journalist and I know what a in depth interview is, how you get ready for it. When the interviewed accepts, he or she accepts the risk to face tricky questions about his or her life. 

I’m a private person so, Pulitzer or not, I’ll probably decline.

Just to play with the prompt I’ll propose three questions

Why have you been hospitalized lately?

Have you  recovered completely?

why don’t you drive?

As I said a good investigative journalist would know the answers on advance so it’s useless.

Trick Questions.


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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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